Community Protection Team – Events….

Next week I will be visiting libraries with some of our local police officers to help remind people to keep safe online. Please come along if you would like any advice or help regarding protecting your personal information or avoiding scams. Everyone is welcome so please let anybody who might be interested know. We are going to be at the following locations:

 1st November – March Library (10:00-12:00)
                          Peterborough Serpentine Gallery (12:30-14:30)                         

2nd November – Histon Library (10:00-12:00)

                          Ely Library (13:00-15:00)

3rd November – Huntingdon Library (10:00-12:00)

                            Cambridge Central Library (14.00 – 16.00) 

On Thursday 23rd November, 10.00 to 12.00, we are holding a Friends Against Scams session in Moreton Avenue Community Room (lounge) in March. This will be followed by sessions across the county in the New Year and it would be wonderful if any of you would like to come along. Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities. Friends Against Scams is designed to inspire action, highlight the scale of the problem, change the perceptions of why people fall for scams and make scams a community, regional and national topic. By attending a Friends Against Scams awareness session (or completing the online learning), anyone can learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support a victim. With increased knowledge and awareness, people can make scams part of everyday conversation with their family, friends and neighbours, which will enable them to protect themselves and others. The sessions are roughly two hours long (with a break of course) and you get a pin badge and certificate to recognise your completion of this valuable session. Of course, many people will not be able to attend, particularly those with busy lives or caring responsibilities so The Trading Standards Institute provide this training as an online option (you still get the badge and certificate), which you can access at

This only takes 30 to 45 minutes so might be a good alternative? I’d be interested to hear any feedback if you take a look. Please let me know if you would like to attend a session or have contact with a group who might welcome this. It’s all free! 

Kind Regards
Elaine Mountfort
Community Protection Officer
People and Communities Directorate

Telephone: 01954 286006 or 07810153604
Email: [email protected]

Cyber security event poster


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